Insanity: The Mental Health Crisis
What is happening in Canada within our Mental Health system? Insanity is a personal point-of-view documentary about director Wendy Hill-Tout and her family's experience with her brother Bruce, who had schizophrenia and disappeared over 25 years ago, as well as other families dealing with mental illness. This documentary also takes a hard look at our country’s mental health crisis with large numbers living on the streets and in jails. Insanity is a plea to do better as a society – to treat those with a mental illness as human beings and provide appropriate services.
Canada's mental health care system is woefully underfunded. In many countries in Western Europe, 10% of health care is spent on Mental Health whereas in Canada it is closer to 7%.
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Insanity: The Mental Health Crisis, is about how we treat people who are dealing with mental illness – it’s insane.
A personal and inmate story of the family’s perspective, told by director Wendy Hill-Tout, whose brother had schizophrenia and disappeared 25 years ago. It is also about a North American crisis for those with a mental illness as more and more end up in the streets and jails and beingshot by police.